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The Democrats Refight Vietnam
| Monday, September 30, 2002 12:01 a.m. EDT
| ROBERT L. BARTLEY
Posted on 09/30/2002 6:44:01 AM PDT by adam stevens
Edited on 04/23/2004 12:04:50 AM PDT by Jim Robinson.
The antiwar movement is dead--and it's the party's albatross.
Monday, September 30, 2002 12:01 a.m.
Younger readers may be puzzled by the spectacle of Al Gore and Teddy Kennedy sounding anti-war rhetoric, upsetting plans by Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to back an attack on Iraq and get out of town to campaign on free pills for granny. As someone who's followed this for 30 years, let me explain: It's all about Vietnam.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
The Democrats want to get control so they can defund the military and prevent us from defending ourselves agasint Saddam, Ossama, and probably Arafat. They are every bit as much our enemy!
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The personal flag of George Washington during the Revolutionary War
To: adam stevens
These sentiments led the Democratic Party to electoral debacle in 1968 and 1972. With 45 of 55 Democratic Senators voting against the Gulf War resolution in 1991, they've been able to win the presidency only with Southern governors who had no foreign policy record to connect them to the anti-war movement.
I agree with the sentiment of this article. The democrats and liberals are always fighting over Vietnam; that is unless a democrat is on office. In my short life, they have said that the Gulf War and Afghanistan would be "another Vietnam", yet they were not. Of course, actions in the Balkans and Haiti got a total pass from these hypocrites.
Mr. Bartley writes a concise history of the American involvement in Viet Nam. But for the decision to keep our hands and troops out of Laos (which we did in small numbers anyway) the war would've ended differently.
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